So you know that book “If You Give A Mouse a Cookie?” I had my own little version of that book this past week… it goes something like this.
If Landee wants to find an earring but can’t, she’ll have a bit of a meltdown.
After her meltdown she’ll decide she needs to make something to hold her jewelry.
After she makes her new jewelry organizer, she’ll hang it in her closet.
When she sees her new pretty jewelry organizer in her super lame, boring and messy closet, she’ll want to re-do everything in there to match her new jewelry organizer.
When it’s all said and done she’ll have thrown out or given away 4 giant trash bags of crap, ripped out a shelf, ripped out the carpet, repainted the entire closet, painted and installed new shelves, installed new flooring, painted and hung a new mirror, and put in a new light fixture.
And chances are, when she gets all that done, she’ll have found that missing earring.
So yeah, I’m a big believer in taking full advantage of myself when I get in these modes and boy did I this time!
Today I’ll be sharing the general overview of my fab new closet and then I’ll be sharing more details in later posts. So first up, let’s see some horrific BEFORE pictures, mmmkay? ::checking pride at the door because this is ridiculous::
So, um, I’m not really sure what to say about these pictures except… sorry? It was a complete disaster. Dumping ground. Catch-all. I could get about 2 feet in the door and then it was treacherous. Not exactly an ideal place to go into and get dressed in the morning. I should also clarify here that my husband and I have separate closets and his is much more orderly than mine. I really have no excuse here. This is just small amounts of laziness built up over 7 years. ::sigh::
But NOW, it’s looking like this!!!
Doesn’t my jewelry organizer look much more at home now?
It’s tough to get good photos of such a small space with no natural light, but I hope that your mind and piece all the images together to give you a sense of what it looks like now. You might just need to come over and see it in person!
Here is a good old Before & After shot, which are the best.
Needless to say I am in love with my new closet. My kids think it looks like The Gap now which I guess is a compliment? And my husband says I need to do his closet now because his looks terrible compared to mine now so I might be working on a more masculine version here in the near future. Yay!
Things worth noting:
1) I will say that 80% of this job was just cleaning out all of the old stuff that wasn’t wanted/needed anymore (which, as I mentioned, was 4 huge garbage can liners full). After I had done that I was tempted to stop because it already looked SO much better but I’m glad I muscled through and glitzed it up a little too!
2) I did this whole thing for around $525. That includes flooring, shelves, paint, light fixture, storage containers, etc. That might seem like a lot of money but it is NOTHING compared to having a professional closet company come in and do it for you. I’ve heard that can run you upwards of $10K for a walk-in closet like this! Wha? Until I’m making Beyonce money my closet is not where I’d be spending $10K. I can handle $525 on my Landee money though.
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m excited to share some of the projects that went into making this all come together here in the next little while so be sure to check back!
If you need me I’ll be hanging out in my closet (that’s not a joke. It’s now the nicest room in the house.).